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Varied ecosystems need different fire protection

Nature

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DOI:10.1038/35059312

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Abstract

Covington states in his Commentary1 that the open ponderosa pine forests of the western United States are "in widespread collapse" because fire suppression by humans has eliminated the low-intensity surface fire regime that maintained the open, park-like structure of these forests. He fears this will lead to an "unprecedented" crown fire regime that will eliminate forests.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Varied ecosystems need different fire protection
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/35059312
Volume:
409
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
Nature
Contributing office(s):
Western Ecological Research Center
Description:
1 p.
First page:
977
Last page:
977